Building and construction industry veteran Phua Lam Soon is a firm believer in the power of strategic alliances. The gregarious 59-year-old strives to leverage the benefits inherent in collaborations to catalyse innovation and solve complex challenges.
“Two heads, or more, are always better than one,” says the co-founder and CEO of Singapore-listed construction services and property development company Boldtek Holdings.
“Many local towkays shy away from partnerships as they prefer to operate solo. I, on the other hand, am a jovial character, and enjoy working with partners. If a business associate comes to me with an idea, and I find it feasible, I would be keen to work it out together and see how big the idea can grow.”